God had Abraham send away Hagar and Ishmael…
Genesis 21:14 (NKJV)
14 So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water; and putting it on her shoulder, he gave it and the boy to Hagar, and sent her away. Then she departed and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba.
We all know that Isaac favored Esau, which means that Jacob had to notice.
Genesis 25:28 (NKJV)
28 And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Even if your father wasn’t everything (or anything) he should have been…
Thank God for your father.